Left was 8 months pregnant with my daughter Leah, right was me 2 months postpartum. Took me a whole month to lose the baby weight, which I only gained 16-18 lbs. The first month after having and losing Leah, all I did was lay in bed and let the days pass me by. I felt like I was dead inside. It took my husband, family, and friends a month to peel me off the bed bring me back to life. The first day back into the gym I cried the entire first mile I ran on the treadmill. It was no shock to me the ease in which my body knew exactly what to do. And even though I dreaded being forced to get out of the house, after an hour at the gym, I was glad I showed up. Within a month I was back to my pre-pregnancy weight, and although physically I was back to the same Adry, inside I was broken. I allowed my outer self dominate what my inner self felt. I mourned for my daughter, but I also told myself that I had to keep going for my daughter and her memory. To take care of myself because to let go and give up would simply imply that her existence was a horrible experience...when in fact ☝🏼it was the most beautiful thing I’ve ever endured. This time around, baby boy will (God-willing) be here safely and mommy will get her figure back in no time!✅@adry_bella✅ BE STRONG, LIVE LONG💟
@rp_transformations - with the end of the year approaching, we'll be featuring our top 10 transformations from 2017 starting soon. Here's our top #transformation from 2016, an incredible change for just 1 year!
Credit to @solarpowerd. This transformation included several different phases (cut, mass, maintenance) of each to achieve these fantastic results via our 1:1 coaching with @xanderpharrison.
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Kai or predator? 🤔😳
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✨New Blog Post: “Why I stopped counting calories and macros a long, long time ago” - Link in Bio✨
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I like to tackle the mental battles with this health journey... and share my experiences with them. I’ve tackled body dysmorphia, food addiction, and today I’m addressing calorie and macro counting. I narrate why I think it’s a negative way to approach this journey I also share my approach to stopping and the steps I took.
Now before I have the macro counters coming at me, let me assure you, I’ve counted before.... and this piece is solely based off my experience with it. I lost almost 100lbs (11 years ago) without counting a thing ... but shortly after losing the weight, my obsession for the “perfect, shredded physique” snowballed and led me to counting for a few years while on this journey. I say all this to say, I’ve been there, and at one point was a big advocate. But I’ve come to realize one thing - assigning a number to your food sucks and there are serious mental side effects that come with it. In this post, I detail why it’s not a lifestyle I want to live, or advocate for.
The various before and after photos you see above depict two very different people. On the left is an obsessed, critical, and cynical girl who counted every thing she put in her mouth very early on in her journey. The gal on the right is someone who’s been living a balanced and healthy lifestyle for about 7 years. Sometimes she shredded, sometimes she’s not. And while she’s not as lean, she’s in a much happier place ❤️ The curves don’t hurt either 😏
Have a read (link is in my bio), and please let me know your thoughts in the comments! If you agree, or oppose, I’m totally open to the dialogue! ❤️😘
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"I had surgery so weight loss was going to happen it’s the fact that I have become an Ironman just did cairns Ironman 70.3 that’s a 2k swim 90k bike and 21.1 k run and am about to do a full Ironman 4K swim 180k bike 42.2k runAnd that’s the story I want to get out there I am getting a lot of people who are saying yea she had surgery and lost weight that’s not inspiring at all and I guess in a way I sort of agree but in 2 years I have gone from 184kg to Ironman that’s HUGE no normal fit person will even attempt an Ironman but I started training as a big girl and have been super strict since I started."
Gym? Who needs a gym when I just utilize my grammas entire building whenever I visit her 👌🏽😝 got that good cardio/leg burn in the other day💪🏽 45 min workout narrowed down to a 45 second video
I only do 4 moves in this workout but that was seriously all I needed. Used my own body weight. I ran what felt like a mile long hallway back and forth. The four moves I did were •“Hand walks” 12x3 (left hand, then right hand is counted for 1) this move is way harder for me than it looks..do not be fooled!
•Jump squats 12x3
•Side squats 10x3
•4x Sprints- (not really “sprints” per say... y’all know all I do are quick shuffles lmao but I did my best!!)🤗🤣🤣 oh and from one end to the other counts for 1.
If you want it bad enough, no matter what, you’ll make a way. I’m a firm believer of getting it done by all means necessary. This workout kicked. my. ass.
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No one likes to be bloated. It’s a super uncomfortable feeling no matter who you are.
There are really a ton of reasons why someone can be bloated, but I have listed 6 tips above that can take care of quite a few of those reasons.
Eating smaller portions and chewing your food is the first one and its ultra important for overall digestion. Most people shove food down the hatch while barely chewing properly.
You will also want to cut out carbonated drinks, no matter what kind they are and replace them with water.
Increasing fiber allows for food to pass through the digestive system properly and since many of us don’t get enough fiber, this can cause stagnation in the intestines and cause bloating.
Using digestive enzymes works great and can be used in the beginning stages, but normally this will not be a long term solution.
Lastly ruling out foods that cause an inflammation response in the body will be very important. If you are eating a food everyday that is causing issues, until you cut that food out, you will continue to experience this!
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You look pretty today!
Found this cute little card at the bottom of my shopping back! Such a great idea so when you go to get out your make up purchase you get a cheeky compliment to put a smile on your face!
I hope it makes you smile too! Happy Monday ❄️
✔Lokalno skidanje masnog tkiva ne postoji,metabolizam gradite na nivou cijelog tijela.
Trbusnjacima necete skinuti masne naslage sa stomaka,kick-backovima i "stiskanjem" gluteusa necete skinuti naslage sa istih.
Masne naslage skidate povecanjem misicne mase i malim kalorijskim deficitima,ne visesatnim kardijanjem i nejelom. Jednom kada izgradite metabolizam na pravi nacin,imate masinu koja trosi uvijek,ne samo dok trenirate.
Neko ce reci:"Ne zelim misice,hocu samo malo da se zategnem i da skinem par kg".
Te recenice kazu obicno oni koji imaju malo vise problema sa viskom kilograma ili godinama "lutaju" u teretani i djevojke koje misle da ce za par treninga izgledati kao muskarci.
Kada kazemo "misici",mislimo na funkcionalno tkivo u organizmu,ne samo na izdefinisane ruke i izgradjene guze. Oni nas drze uspravnim,olaksavaju nam svakodnevne aktivnosti,podsticu bolja hormonalna lucenja i na kraju cine da izgledamo bolje.
Osnovne,visezglobne vjezbe uz dodatke izolacionih,nutritivno bogata prehrana (sa malim kalorijskim deficitima ili suficitima) i pravovremeno ubaceni ciljani kardio treninzi kljuc su za dolazak do fitness ciljeva. 'Lifestyle,not a journey'
⚡⚡⚡⚡officially lost another 2 lbs for a total of 37lbs in 7 months⚡⚡⚡⚡
So yesterday my sister took this picture of me and I couldn't barely recognized myself. I was miserable hiding myself under my XL/L scrubs 😡😵😡😵 for years!!! May 2017, I started my very scary journey, unsure, skeptical, and not much believe until my scale told me " YOU LOST 5lbs😄" ..... that was my affirmation that every month I would keep learning how to eat, exercise, and follow the fatloss system & the Little yellow pill which kept me going with more energy than I ever had before. ---- People often ask "what did you do it? I would like to lose weight!" - if you are tired of having embarrassing summers & pool time
- if you keep buying a 2 sized bigger every year, it's a sign
- if you have no energy, and can't think about do anything after work. Than why wait?
You have to be willing to love where you at, and than fall in love with the process on getting healthier monthly with a NO QUIT TYPE OF ATTITUDE 😀!!! sounds good?
Think of yourself in 7 months from,now! Grab that thought, hold on to it.... and make a decision 🌲🎈⛄ to 🌴☉⛱ Your friend, Di Carter
Avocado Salad vs Avocado Salad 🥑⠀
Both are the same size, both come with avocado, cheese, croutons and dressing. However the bowl on the right is almost 300 calories more than the bowl on the left.⠀
It's easy to look at a salad and just think 'it's just a salad' -⠀
but small variations in the toppings and dressings can dramatically change the nutritional value.⠀
Just look at your standard supermarket salad bar like Morrisons - I'd say only 50% of the offering is made up of greens and veggies. The rest is different types of pasta, potato salad, oily dressings and crunchy bacon bits.⠀
This, OF COURSE, is absolutely fine. Some days I'll dowse mine in those bacon bits to the point it's actually bacon bits with lettuce on top. But atleast I know where I'm at 💪⠀
Anyway my point is, salads are a fantastic way to pack in lots of lavly micros but not all salads are the same. Being aware of the individual components of the meal you're eating AND how it sits in context to the rest of your day will massively help if weight-loss/weight-gain is your goal 💕⠀
Here's my tweakz:⠀
- Mixed salad leaves (100g)⠀
- Avocado (Half)⠀
- Leerdamer Light (20g)⠀
- Sliced Toast (Half piece)⠀
- Homemade Dressing (yoghurt + mustard)⠀
- Toasted Oats (5g)⠀
- Mixed salad leaves (100g)⠀
- Avocado (Half)⠀
- Parmesan (20g)⠀
- Croutons (25g)⠀
- Caesar Dressing (2 tbsp)⠀
- Sunflower Seeds (15g)⠀
(Lil tip: Most of the Pret salads are higher in calories than the sandwiches. F. Y. I.) 🌝🌝🌝 ⠀
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Who doesn’t love a warming hot chocolate 🍫☕️ coming up to Christmas 🎄 but for those of us who can’t have dairy or want to have a slightly lower calorie option that’s just as delicious here is your solution 👌🏼😆 @alpro dark chocolate almond milk heated & frothed in the @nespresso aerocchino and poured over a shot of coffee 😉
Lucy was busting out some craft tonight and needed a magazine, all I had was an old copy of Australian Ironman mag... she then proceeded to find it hilarious that my photo was in it... back when I was a writer and stuff 🤪
Welcome to my Christmas season.
It includes plenty of humidity and amazing hair gainz.
💥Carb Cycling For Fat Loss💥
Who likes carbs? Me me me! I freaking love them, y’all. Oh, and anyone who did not raise their hand is a bold face liar. I hate to call you out — but I’m calling you out. Lol
When trying to lose fat carbs are my enemy. They can derail me so fast its not even funny. But, with carb cycling I can make it through the week rocking high fat and high protein with basically as many non starch veggies as I want and I am able to do that easier because I know on the weekend that not only am I getting 1000 more calories for Saturday and Sunday, I will be able to have the starchy carbs I love so dearly without feeling guilty about it.
Without getting to sciency here carb cycling can also positively impact your hormones. When having high and low carb days you are able to elevate insulin levels which has anabolic benefits such as helping with entry of amino acids and glucose into muscle cells. When in a constant low carb diet the spikes don’t happen near as much.
The high carb days are also known as re-feed days which is a planned increase in carbs and calories for the day or day(s). Low carb days will be high protein and high fat and the high(er) carb days will consist of moderate protein and fats so your calories don’t get completely out of control.
I wanted to make this as simple as possible — there can and is more to it than this but on a basic level this is how it works. If you want to know more about it leave a comment below and I may do a longer form blog post.
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